vox populi

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Synonyms for vox populi

a belief or sentiment shared by most people

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Gower never tries to harmonize the worldly vulgi vaniloqui sermones of Vox 5 with the transcendent vox populi vox dei alluded to first in Vox 3.
He discussed a middle ground between dura lex sed lex (the law is harsh but that is the law) and vox populi vox Dei (the people's voice is God's voice), though these concepts are not typically linked.
You say vox populi vox dei but isn't the Constitution also the voice of the people?
The suggestion is premised on the theocracy-based expression vox populi vox Dei, or the voice of the people is the voice of God.
The usage originated in the eighth-century scholar Alcunin, who in an advice to Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman emperor, emphatically wrote: These people should not be listened to who keep shouting vox populi vox dei, for their riotousness is very close to madness